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WILLIAM HENRY COOP
Henry Coop died June 23, 2012.
was born May 22, 1935, in Portis, Kan., and spent the majority of his career in
several prestigious aerospace industry leadership roles before founding the
Dallas, Texas, based Entronics Corp.
Throughout his lif, Bill established residency in several states
including Kansas, Oregon, Washington, California, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and
finally settling in his favorite location, Camas.
experienced many things in his life including achieving an FAA commercial pilot
license with his wife Nora. Bill’s
unique aerospace career landed on the planet Mars when in the mid 1970’s he led
the team of engineers responsible for the design and deployment of the soil
sampling equipment for the two Viking explorer missions. Bill’s name remains engraved on the Viking
landers today and forever. He was a wise
and very well educated man who contributed much to his family, those around him
and the aerospace community.
especially enjoyed fishing and boating on his cabin cruiser in Marina Del Ray,
Calif. Bill also enjoyed spending time
with his grandchildren and other family members.
is survived by his brother, James Coop; sisters, Marguerite Bowen and Anita
Boney; son Phil Coop, and his wife Priscilla; daughter, Kathy Cruz and her
husband Joe; and three grandchildren.
private celebration of life ceremony will be held in Bill’s honor by his
immediate family members. Brown’s
funeral Home and Cremation services in Camas is in charge of arrangements.
send condolences or sign the online guest book, visit www.brownsfh.com.
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